Read the Spring/Summer 2023 Issue of America Archivist

A black and white still of an empty restaurant set from the 1932 film Scarface: The Shame of a Nation.

In issue 86.1 of American Archivist, Makala Skinner and Ioana Hulbert share results from the A*CENSUS II: All Archivists Survey Report; Eira Tansey examines how American Archivist authorship and institutional affiliation has changed since its inception; and Alex H. Poole and Ashley Todd-Diaz study the relationship between SAA and graduate archival education programs.

Other articles examine the current landscape of college and university archives and the effectiveness of team processing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, contributors review several books that consider archival materials and primary sources as classroom tools, decolonization and diversity in archives, archives records as care work, and more.

On the Cover: The interior view of a set for Scarface, a film produced by The Caddo Company, an early Howard Hughes film production company. Scarface: The Shame of the Nation debuted April 9, 1932, and faced a censorship battle that Hughes used to bolster the film’s promotion. In their article, “Adapting for Distance: A Perspective on Team-based Archival Processing during a Pandemic,” Sarah Jones and Ryan DiPaolo discuss a collaborative project at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Special Collections and Archives to process the Howard Hughes Film Production Records (previously held by the university’s film department) that began during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the article to learn how the team adapted physical processes and overcame challenging pandemic restrictions. Photo courtesy of the Howard Hughes Film Production Records, UNLV Special Collections and Archives.

American Archivist 86.1 (Spring/Summer 2023)
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